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Medium Male Kelpie x Red Heeler Mix
Charlie, our blind kelpie x boy had spent many months in care without having received a single adoption application. That was until we last shared his gorgeous face and after a series of emails and phone calls, we knew we had found Charlie’s perfect forever family. The only minor hurdle with this wonderful discovery was that Charlie was being fostered in Townsville and his mum-in-waiting was in Canberra.
While we were exploring available transport options and looking to find something that was remotely affordable, we received an email out of the blue from a beautiful lady who has since been dubbed “Charlie’s Fairy Godmother”.
From out of nowhere, this stranger got in touch and in a bid to help Charlie’s adoption prospects offered to help pay for his transport. When told we had found a home for him in Canberra, this beautiful stranger didn’t bat an eyelid and simply said she would happily pay the full costs to fly Charlie from Townsville to Canberra.
This was an incredibly generous offer in and of itself, but even more incredible as it was made by someone who had never met Charlie or his mum-in-waiting and, given where Charlie’s Fairy Godmother lives, it’s unlikely that their paths would ever cross. This was simply a pure act of generosity that ensured that Charlie was able to make the long trip to Canberra and start life in his forever home.
With that astounding act of generosity, we were able to let Charlie’s mum-in-waiting know that our Christmas wish for Charlie had been granted and he would be packing his bags and moving to Canberra.
And last week, Charlie did just that. After a few flight hiccups due to the horrible weather along the east coast of Australia, Charlie arrived in Canberra on Tuesday morning last week. Our Secretary had the pleasure of collecting him from the airport, hand-delivering him to his mum and witnessing a perfect case of love at first sight/sniff. Charlie’s new mum was instantly besotted and Charlie made it clear from the second he bounded out of the car and sniffed out his new mum that he knew he was exactly where he was meant to be.
It took many months in care, the appearance of a perfect family over 2000kms away from Charlie’s foster home, the generosity of a complete stranger and the commitment of a team of rescuers, but Charlie got his Christmas miracle.
Along with loads of gratitude to Charlie’s foster family, we also want to say another huge thank you to Charlie’s Fairy Godmother and a huge thank you to Charlie’s new mum. From the entire Hear No Evil team, we wish all of you an absolutely beautiful Christmas and our extra wish for Charlie’s Fairy Godmother is that all her Christmas wishes also come true
Charlie is functionally blind